Mizuno rate the Wave Rider 18 as their best model yet, providing runners with a more resilient, responsive ride and a superb underfoot sensation, creating a more harmonious fit that works with the runner at every stride. An ideal heel fit and secure midfoot embrace make this lightweight trainer feel like a part of your foot. The parallel Wave in the heel, lightweight U4ic midsole and optimal amount of forefoot flexibility all work together to make every stride smooth and flowing. What's new...Refined toe-spring delivers a smooth, effortless toe-off Premium sock liner provides more rebound and resiliency at every foot strike
New outsole design with added durability and shock attenuation Featured Technology: Mizuno Wave - Sleeker, lighter cushioning and supportThe genesis for Wave came as Mizuno's engineers studied the way nature deals with impact forces. From sound waves to tidal waves, waveforms spread and dissipate energy incredibly quickly. Inspired by nature’s simple efficiency, we created the world’s first and most effective mechanical midsole - the Mizuno Wave.
Disperses impact forces away from foot Progressive, tuneable support Lightweight, compact, responsive Doesn’t break down over time SmoothRide - Fluid motion at every step of your runSmoothRide begins the moment your foot touches the ground. Flex Grooves in the heel promote natural movement from the rear to the forefoot and AP+ Midsole gives the shoe a bouncier feel. Flex Grooves and Controllers in the forefoot work together to smoothly continue the roll forward to give your foot a more solid toe-off. Smooth, rocking motion throughout your stride Increased flexibility More power at toe-off Bouncier ride Additional Technology: X10 X-10 provides the most durable carbon rubber from Mizuno that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at heel strike. SR touch An advanced cushioning material that is lighter, absorbs shock and with its fast rebound properties, keeps the transition smooth and fast. AIRmesh AIRmesh allows each running shoe from Mizuno to maintain a high standard of breathability for the life of the shoe, and allows the foot to stay cool. U4IC A unique midsole compound that rides and cushions like Mizuno's AP+ midsole, but is approximately 30% lighter without any loss of comfort or performance.